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Bomb experts at 'fireworks' flat

Police officer with evidence
Investigating officers remove items from a city centre address

Bomb disposal officers have been to a Devon flat at the centre of police inquiries into an alleged terror plot in connection with London's G20 summit.

It follows the discovery by police of more "firework-like devices" at the flat in Radnor Place, Plymouth.

An imitation Kalashnikov rifle and fireworks were seized by officers in Plymouth over the last few days.

A woman of 20 has been released on bail but another woman, 20, and three men aged 25, 19 and 16 remain in custody.

'Imitation weapons'

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said the decision to send in Royal Navy bomb disposal experts was a "precautionary measure" to "ensure the devices are made safe".

Those still being questioned by police were arrested under the Terrorism Act after the eldest man was allegedly seen spraying graffiti.

A number of imitation weapons and fireworks have already been seized from an address in Radnor Place, as well as "politically sensitive material", police said.

Further items were seized on Monday evening.

The arrested people have not been linked to any religious group.

Detectives are investigating the possibility they were planning to mount protests in London against the G20 summit of world leaders, which begins on Thursday.


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